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Lot #38
Abraham Lincoln White House Funeral Pass

Rare admission pass to Lincoln's White House funeral

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Rare admission pass to Lincoln's White House funeral

Rare pass to the White House funeral for the fallen President Abraham Lincoln, printed on a heavy white 5 x 3.25 card with black mourning border, reading: "East. Admit the Bearer to the Executive Mansion, On Wednesday, the 19th of April, 1865." In very good to fine condition, with some light soiling, and a stain to the upper left corner. The funeral service took place in the East Room of the White House, and the "East" on the pass indicated the sitting location within the room. On Wednesday, April 19, 1865, some six hundred mourners entered the Executive Mansion to attend the funeral of the late President Abraham Lincoln. In the center of the East Room lay Lincoln's open casket, raised on a platform with surrounding black canopy. Seared around the casket were Robert and Tad Lincoln, General Grant, and members of the Lincoln family. Mary Todd did not attend, and her two brothers-in-law came in from Springfield to sit with the boys. Four ministers participated in the service, with the Lincolns' pastor, Dr. Gurley, giving the funeral address. Bishop Simpson, who would later deliver the funeral address in Springfield, offering a prayer. A scarce and sought-after funeral memento.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts Featuring Presidents
  • Dates: #658 - Ended February 08, 2023